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Amazon: Humanoid robot coming up in year 2019 ‘ Vesta’

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What about if you have a humanoid robot who will assist you in your daily work!

Although it sounds like a technological application for the future, Amazon is most likely to come with its domestic robot next year which will assist you in doing your personal work.

It’s not that Amazon is innovating for the first time; ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer.

Bloomberg is claiming that Amazon is looking to build a home robot that would do for personal androids what the Kindle did to reading. The retail and cloud computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, according to people familiar with the plans. Codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family, the project is overseen by Gregg Zehr, who runs Amazon’s Lab126 hardware research and development division based in Sunnyvale, California. Lab126 is responsible for Amazon devices such as the Echo speakers, Fire TV set-top-boxes, Fire tablets and the ill-fated Fire Phone.

Sony Corp. and LG Electronics Inc. also have shown interest in this field. In January 2018 at CES, LG showed off a robot called Cloi in a demonstration that failed multiple times. In May 1999 Sony demonstrated a new version of a robotic dog called Aibo. It has been 20 years after that Sony hadn’t come up with net robotics idea. Meanwhile, plenty of smaller, cheaper home robots, from Omate’s Alexa-powered Yumi, Kuri and ASUS’ Zenbo, have all been announced with some fanfare.

Advances in computer vision technology, cameras, artificial intelligence and voice activation help make it feasible for Amazon to bring its robot to the marketplace. The retail giant has shown itself willing to partially subsidize the costs of its devices for Prime subscribers who buy more products and subscribe to services through its gadgets. That could also make such a product more affordable for mainstream consumers in the future.